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Welsh Open Freestyle 2019

The 2019 Welsh Open Freestyle is taking place on the 5th of May at the Cardiff International Whitewater course.

Welsh Open Freestyle 2019
Welsh Open Freestyle 2019

Bren’s Park Jam

Come along and join in a kayak jam session at the UK’s best whitewater parks and paddle with number one UK whitewater paddler, Bren Orton.

Bren's Park Jam

It’s a chance for you and your friends to have some fun, get some pro tips, and maybe try a few of Bren’s whitewater course challenges.

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Welsh Open Freestyle And Boater X

Coaching, demo boats and competition at the Welsh Open Freestyle and Boater X.

Well worth signing up.

Welsh Open Freestyle And Boater X

Dart Dash

After over a year of planning Plymouth University’s Canoe Club’s first Dart Dash took place on the last weekend of January. The Dart Dash is an inter-university white water kayak race with both ‘Advanced’ and ‘Intermediate’ being held on the last three drops of the Upper Dart towards New Bridge and the ‘Beginner’ section-taking place between New Bridge and Spitchwick Common. (The Advanced section also included compulsory slalom poles that had to be made).

Dart Dash

The levels the morning of the Dart Dash race day were high (lapping the steps), however they were quickly dropping, presenting the perfect conditions for the time of the race.

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Canoe And Kayak Store


Who are Canoe and Kayak Store? Tell us a little about the company and its history.

Canoe and Kayak Store is an independently owned, specialist trio of paddle-sport stores based in Gloucestershire, Cardiff and most recently, West Midlands.

Our roots trace back to the year 2000 when Richard (having paddled since he was a child) was offered the chance to buy a canoe business. Loving the industry but not liking the company he decided to set up his own – opening a shop in Gloucestershire and leading to where we are today! Continue reading

Eddy Mead – Whitewater Kayaker

A really nice edit profiling WW kayak Eddy Mead. Well shot and well put together. Very impressive.

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Eddy Mead is a Cardiff based whitewater kayaker who balances his time between his wife, family, and work against his desire to challenge himself on the river.

This short was shot on a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera in Prores Film Log mode and it was edited and finished in Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

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